Monday, 21 April 2014

Toccata in Pink

This is tatted in Flora Size 20 in #207 with Swarovski bicones and crystal pearls. 

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Giveaway Winner

Using the randon number generator, #1 was drawn and the winner is Pigmini. Please email me your mailing address and I will send the Mocha Brown Toccata necklace to you.

Thank you to everyone who participated.
Thank you for your wonderful comments.

Happy Easter!

Friday, 18 April 2014

1000 Oceans

I first saw it on MTV many, many years ago
Loved it.
The video was just captivating.
Still is.
Haunting and sad.

Unplugged version
Tell me what you think of it.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Chive Dumpling

A friend and I shared some dim sum for lunch. We were amazed with these dumplings as the skin is so thin that you could see its filling.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Lilac Edging Sewn

No, it was not a hanky edging. I wanted to edge the rim of the lunch bag but the handle was in the way so it was sewn next to the draw strings instead. 

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Flowering Trees

Golden Shower Tree - Cassia fistula

Trumpet Tree - Tabebuia rosea
When the rain arrived after a long dry period, the trees burst into blooms. 

Monday, 14 April 2014

Toccata in Mocha Brown

Third time a charm. I think I am most pleased with this one. Tatted in Lizbeth Size 20 #691 Mocha Brown Medium with a Swarovski teardrop pendant in topaz, Miyuki Delica beads (DB122) and Swarovski crystal pearls (4mm, gold).

Shall we have a giveaway. If you would like a chance to win this necklace, just leave a comment by 18 April 2014 which is also Good Friday. I will use the random number generator to pick a winner.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Stawasz Basket Filled

The basket is filled with Sally Kerson's Thistles. I left the long picots uncut here as I may want to use it to sew onto a backing fabric later. Again I used leftover threads so you may notice that the stem and leaf colours vary. I made some mistakes in the thistles. For details, please check the earlier posts.

I know its sparse and would anyone present a basket of thistles? 
I am not sure.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Plants On A Building

New shopping malls in the west of the island. El fresco cafes on the ground floor where you can sit and enjoy a drink or a meal among greenery and water features. 

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Shou Card

Another handmade card which I bought recently. Four intricately cut 'shou' characters pop up when you open the card and folds flat.
Isn't it amazing?